If you buy shoes to make a fashion statement rather than choosing a pair that supports your feet, you may be at risk of developing foot problems. While you may get away with high heels, pointy toes, or flat sandals for special occasions, if you wear shoes like that every day, you could develop hammertoe, bunions, or plantar fasciitis. Here are a few things to know about buying shoes and inserts that keep your feet healthy.
Foot ulcers are open sores on your skin that don't heal properly, and they're a major problem for people with diabetes. Here's what you need to know about this potentially serious complication:
Why does diabetes cause foot ulcers?
High blood sugar levels damage your nerves, especially in your extremities. This causes peripheral neuropathy, a condition that makes your feet feel numb and weak. Once this happens, you can't feel injuries to your feet like pressure from your shoes or cuts from stepping on something sharp.